Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down — and meaning social media is at an deadlock.
How will we ever stay with out posting a closely edited picture, insisting it’s “natural?”
But don’t have any concern: Twitter was not affected by the outage and, in fact, customers on the platform have one thing to say concerning the horrific, disastrous occasion plaguing the globe.
The issues began round 11:45 a.m. ET, in response to DownDetector. “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Facebook consultant Andy Stone acknowledged on — you guessed it — Twitter. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Another tweeted out a meme exhibiting a “SpongeBob SquarePants” character fleeing a constructing dotted with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp logos, then heading towards the Twitter brand, writing, “Me after finding out WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook is down.”
One meme confirmed actor Grant Gustin from CW’s “The Flash” in a behind-the-scenes shot the place he crouches down in entrance of a gravestone with the affected apps’ logos. Gustin, with a Twitter fowl slapped on his face, flashes the peace signal.
“Has anybody tried turning it off and back on again?” another user wrote. (The New York Times has since reported that staff have certainly been despatched to Facebook’s California knowledge middle to aim a “manual reset” of firm servers.)
One particular person even used a “Twilight” movie reference, saying, “Twitter is acting up, instagram is down, facebook is down, but you know what’s up? twilight on netflix.”
Another joked that Twitter was “holding social media up.”
“You know, Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the plague. what are you gonna produce while Instagram is down??” another person teased, in a nod to the continued coronavirus pandemic, whereas yet one more chimed in, “How am I going to hear about and believe new vaccine conspiracies with Instagram & Facebook down?! #SocialMediaDown.”
“Instagram down for over 2 hours now. losing my mind. handing printed pictures of myself to people on the street asking if my ass looks fat,” one extra jokester wrote.
The official Twitter account additionally obtained in on the enjoyable, tweeting, “hello literally everyone” at 1:27 p.m. because the calamity continued. One joker referenced the bloody Netflix hit sequence “Squid Game” — wherein rivals struggle to the dying in a sequence of contests — and responded by tweeting the three apps’ logos sprawled “dead” on a taking part in area.
Meanwhile, the official McDonald’s account tweeted, “hi what can i get u,” with Twitter following up with a joke for the ages, asking for “59.6 million nuggets for my friends.”